Jaguar XJ-X308 XJ8
Model: XJ-X308 (1997 - 2003)
Wikipedia (XJ-X308): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_XJ_(X308)
The base XJ8 came standard with more equipment than had been fitted to entry-level XJs in the past, including leather upholstery, alloy wheels, and air conditioning. The door mirrors and door handles are body-coloured. The radiator grille, windscreen and rear window surrounds, boot lid plinth, and rain gutters were chromed, while the window frames remained matte black. Interior wood trim is walnut. Rear badging reads "XJ8".
For the home market in September 2000, Jaguar began badging the XJ8 model as "XJ Executive", and fitted as standard rain-sensing wipers, a CD player, cruise control, and rear parking sensors.
Fitting an aftermarket stereo to an XJ8 has been covered before but I thought I may as well photo document my own attempts in my 1999 model. Things did not run smoothly, mostly caused by the fact that the fascia adaptor I bought was not exactly the right size – more of that later but here we go.
First off, here is what I started with.
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